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jasper123 May 23rd 2013 10:51 pm

Re: Over 40's Moving Back and Catching Up
 

Originally Posted by dunroving (Post 10721403)
The one underneath is the female.

Ha Ha VERY FUNNY INDEED :D :amen: :thumbsup::ohmy:

trottytrue May 23rd 2013 11:37 pm

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The one underneath what.......:D

islandwoman120 May 26th 2013 9:46 am

Re: Over 40's Moving Back and Catching Up
 
Changing the topic from stray cats and gender issues...

I took some photos at the recent Devon County Show, and at Exeter Quay:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/islandw...7633610922403/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/islandw...7633681960660/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/islandw...7633646295915/

and if you are desperate to see spring flowers:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/islandw...7633693487258/
Rosie

windsong May 26th 2013 12:25 pm

Re: Over 40's Moving Back and Catching Up
 

Originally Posted by islandwoman120 (Post 10725060)
Changing the topic from stray cats and gender issues...

I took some photos at the recent Devon County Show, and at Exeter Quay:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/islandw...7633610922403/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/islandw...7633681960660/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/islandw...7633646295915/

and if you are desperate to see spring flowers:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/islandw...7633693487258/
Rosie

How lovely! I would love to have seen the County Show! Rougemont Gardens looks beautiful!!

trottytrue May 29th 2013 2:22 am

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islandwoman120..Really beautiful pictures just makes your heart miss a beat. Nothing can compare. Thankyou for posting them.

trottytrue May 29th 2013 2:26 am

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Jasper123...or all you oldies...Have any of you heard from Easterndawn....I have not since last year. I remember how we were all so excited when she finally got to Scotland. She left behind her husband and dogs but was going to send for them when she was settled. She really had some hard times she tried so hard to make it work. I looked back and it seems that it was around 2010 when she left. I know up till last year her husband has not joined her. I hope if she is reading this she will let us know how she is.

islandwoman120 May 29th 2013 6:43 am

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Originally Posted by trottytrue (Post 10729708)
islandwoman120..Really beautiful pictures just makes your heart miss a beat. Nothing can compare. Thankyou for posting them.

Thanks Trotty - nice to hear from you.:)

between two worlds May 29th 2013 7:02 am

Re: Over 40's Moving Back and Catching Up
 

Originally Posted by trottytrue (Post 10729712)
Jasper123...or all you oldies...Have any of you heard from Easterndawn....I have not since last year. I remember how we were all so excited when she finally got to Scotland. She left behind her husband and dogs but was going to send for them when she was settled. She really had some hard times she tried so hard to make it work. I looked back and it seems that it was around 2010 when she left. I know up till last year her husband has not joined her. I hope if she is reading this she will let us know how she is.

Yes, it seems from searching the forum that her last post was in September 2012 and at that point her husband still had not joined her.

I was one of those who followed her story from the beginning and I think of her often. I too would to know how she is doing.

So many on the thread have said she has inspired them with her determination and her courage despite setbacks. But I hope she knows she doesn't have to live up to her reputation as an "Inspiration" all the time! Even if things aren't going well--though I so hope they are!--it's always good to hear her voice.

NiHao May 29th 2013 1:05 pm

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Yes, I am another who has wondered how she is doing. I do hope things have improved for her.

jasper123 May 29th 2013 3:12 pm

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Originally Posted by trottytrue (Post 10729712)
Jasper123...or all you oldies...Have any of you heard from Easterndawn....I have not since last year. I remember how we were all so excited when she finally got to Scotland. She left behind her husband and dogs but was going to send for them when she was settled. She really had some hard times she tried so hard to make it work. I looked back and it seems that it was around 2010 when she left. I know up till last year her husband has not joined her. I hope if she is reading this she will let us know how she is.

Hello trotty,
I often think of how easterndawn (pegie) is getting on, she has always been a true inspiration to me, she went through a series of tough times in Scotland,
but she overcome all of them just by true grit and determination and the strong desire to succeed,
I wish she would post something just to let us know how she is doing, and how she feels now,
I hope her Hubby and dogs are with her now, and that he was able to sell there house in Canada, but if not, and if her battle is still on going then I hope that she will not feel uncomfortable in posting again on here, she should be very proud of what she did and the way she inspired so many,

And how are you now Avril ? and how is your husband now, I remember you telling us that he was very poorly,
Take care,
Rodney.

Celticspirit May 29th 2013 3:53 pm

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Originally Posted by islandwoman120 (Post 10725060)
Changing the topic from stray cats and gender issues...

I took some photos at the recent Devon County Show, and at Exeter Quay:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/islandw...7633610922403/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/islandw...7633681960660/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/islandw...7633646295915/

and if you are desperate to see spring flowers:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/islandw...7633693487258/
Rosie

Gorgeous photos. The flowers are so beautiful.

islandwoman120 May 29th 2013 10:05 pm

Re: Over 40's Moving Back and Catching Up
 

Originally Posted by Celticspirit (Post 10730728)
Gorgeous photos. The flowers are so beautiful.

Thanks! :)

cheers Jun 1st 2013 2:12 pm

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So with no postings on here for a couple of days so I think I have this forum all to 'me' self.:)

I was trying to find the poster who got back and got a job right a way. She hasn't posted for a few days. I know she has been working but she still found time to post.

Change of subject. If you pay for a TV license which is not cheap, do you also have to pay for cable/satellite service on top of that?

Credit cards. If you you use a credit card do you have to use a pin number like you do on a debit card? And then there is the thing with the chip??? Does the credit card have to have a chip in it?:unsure:

Cheers

rebs Jun 1st 2013 2:27 pm

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Originally Posted by cheers (Post 10735571)
So with no postings on here for a couple of days so I think I have this forum all to 'me' self.:)

I was trying to find the poster who got back and got a job right a way. She hasn't posted for a few days. I know she has been working but she still found time to post.

WhoFan63? You can find some of her updates here... http://britishexpats.com/forum/showthread.php?t=794426


Originally Posted by cheers (Post 10735571)
Change of subject. If you pay for a TV license which is not cheap, do you also have to pay for cable/satellite service on top of that?

If you want cable or satellite services then yes, you would have to pay in addition to the TV Licence. There are alternatives though - you can get the terrestrial channels (BBC1 & 2, ITV1, Channel 4 & Channel 5) just through an aerial if the reception is good enough in your area.

Or there are various subscription free services such as Freeview or Freesat. These will give you the terrestrial channels plus the 'free to air' channels - including some HD channels if they are available in your area (and you have a digital freeview or freesat device).

TV Licence is free once you are over 75 if that is of use to you.


Originally Posted by cheers (Post 10735571)
Credit cards. If you you use a credit card do you have to use a pin number like you do on a debit card? And then there is the thing with the chip??? Does the credit card have to have a chip in it?:unsure:

Cheers

Yes - you get a PIN with your credit card - the 'chip' is the smart card technology inside the card - hence the name 'chip & pin' - the chip in the card, the pin in your head ;)

cheers Jun 1st 2013 2:56 pm

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Originally Posted by rebs (Post 10735581)
WhoFan63?

Yes - you get a PIN with your credit card - the 'chip' is the smart card technology inside the card - hence the name 'chip & pin' - the chip in the card, the pin in your head ;)

Thanks for this valuable info. To clearify.... Right now if I'm in the grocers for example I just swipe my card and sign, and they have done away with signing for below $50. Are you saying my credit card won't work in the UK because I don't have a chip?

Cheers


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